physica status solidi (a)

Cover image for Vol. 208 Issue 12

December 2011

Volume 208, Issue 12

Pages 2713–2940

  1. Cover Picture

    1. Top of page
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    4. Issue Information
    5. Contents
    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    7. Original Papers
    8. Information for authors
    1. Front Cover: Mechanical loss of calcium fluoride at cryogenic temperatures (Phys. Status Solidi A 12/2011)

      Christian Schwarz, Daniel Heinert, Paul Seidel, Andreas Tünnermann, Giles D. Hammond and Ronny Nawrodt

      Article first published online: 23 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201190039

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      The use of low loss materials is of great interest for applications like laser stabilization cavities and opto-mechanical devices. To increase their sensitivity a reduction of the mechanical loss and thermal energy is necessary. In order to achieve a reduction of the thermal noise level these applications operate at cryogenic temperatures. Depending on the material, imperfections, impurities etc., relaxation processes can limit the sensitivity of these devices.

      Schwarz et al. (pp. 2719-2723) present a method to characterize the mechanical loss of cylinder shaped, all side polished samples in a temperature range from 5 to 300 K. To minimize additional losses, the sample is suspended in a pendulum configuration (see left figure). The mechanical loss is measured by the excitation of a resonant mode vibration (two figures on the right) and the recording of the free exponential ring-down at a fixed temperature. A sample made from CaF2 showed an unknown peak in the mechanical loss around 25 K (see top figure). Due to the shape of the peak and the frequency dependence it concerns a thermally activated mechanism.

  2. Back Cover

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    4. Issue Information
    5. Contents
    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    7. Original Papers
    8. Information for authors
    1. Back Cover: Piezoelectric MEMS generator based on the bulk PZT/silicon wafer bonding technique (Phys. Status Solidi A 12/2011)

      Gang Tang, Jing-quan Liu, He-sheng Liu, Yi-gui Li, Chun-sheng Yang, Dan-nong He, Viet DzungDao, Katsuhiko Tanaka and Susumu Sugiyama

      Article first published online: 23 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201190040

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      As shown by Tang et al. (pp. 2913-2919), a Pb(Zr,Ti)O3 (PZT) thick film with excellent properties can be fabricated by lapping bulk PZT after bonding it to a silicon wafer at 105 °C by employing epoxy resin with preferable thermostability as the intermediate adhesive layer. Based on this technique, a piezoelectric generator for micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology was fabricated and its performance was tested. The results show that the new thick-film preparation method is compatible with MEMS technology and the PZT thick film retains the excellent performance of bulk PZT. This method provides a new way for the preparation of high performance piezoelectric MEMS energy harvesting elements.

  3. Issue Information

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    2. Cover Picture
    3. Back Cover
    4. Issue Information
    5. Contents
    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    7. Original Papers
    8. Information for authors
    1. Issue Information

      Article first published online: 23 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201190041

  4. Contents

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    4. Issue Information
    5. Contents
    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
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    8. Information for authors
    1. Contents: (Phys. Status Solidi 12/2011) (pages 2713–2717)

      Article first published online: 23 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201121842

  5. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss

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    4. Issue Information
    5. Contents
    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    7. Original Papers
    8. Information for authors
    1. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss (page 2718)

      Article first published online: 23 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201121840

  6. Original Papers

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    4. Issue Information
    5. Contents
    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    7. Original Papers
    8. Information for authors
    1. Materials preparation, manipulation, and structure

      Mechanical loss of calcium fluoride at cryogenic temperatures (pages 2719–2723)

      Christian Schwarz, Daniel Heinert, Paul Seidel, Andreas Tünnermann, Giles D. Hammond and Ronny Nawrodt

      Article first published online: 28 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127331

    2. MOCVD growth of semipolar AlxGa1−xN on m-plane sapphire for applications in deep-ultraviolet light emitters (pages 2724–2729)

      K. Balakrishnan, M. Lachab, H. C. Chen, D. Blom, V. Adivarahan, I. Ahmad, Q. Fareed and M. A. Khan

      Article first published online: 13 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127078

    3. Suppression of composition modulation in In-rich InxGa1−xN layer with high In content (x ∼ 0.67) (pages 2737–2740)

      Myoungho Jeong, Hyo Sung Lee, Seok Kyu Han, Eun-Jung Shin, Soon-Ku Hong, Jeong Yong Lee, Jung-Hoon Song and Takafumi Yao

      Article first published online: 19 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127307

    4. Phase transformations in MgTbNd alloy (pages 2741–2748)

      Bohumil Smola, Ivana Stulíková, Jaroslava Černá, Jakub Čížek and Martin Vlach

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127296

    5. Doping of p-type ZnSb: Single parabolic band model and impurity band conduction (pages 2753–2759)

      P. H. Michael Böttger, Gregory S. Pomrehn, G. Jeffrey Snyder and Terje G. Finstad

      Article first published online: 31 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127211

    6. Correlation between quenching temperature and internal friction behavior in Zr55Al10Ni5Cu30 bulk metallic glasses (pages 2760–2764)

      Zhi-zhi Wang, Fang-qiu Zu, Zhang Zhang, Xiao Cui, Liang Li and Jia-peng Shui

      Article first published online: 31 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026692

    7. Raman spectroscopy of thin-film silicon on woven polyester (pages 2765–2771)

      Helena Lind, John Wilson and Robert Mather

      Article first published online: 7 SEP 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127148

    8. Lattice properties and dynamics; diffusion

    9. Nanostructures, thin films, surfaces and interfaces

    10. Charge transport phenomena; superconductivity

      C60-doping of nanostructured Bi–Sb–Te thermoelectrics (pages 2783–2789)

      Mikhail Popov, Sergei Buga, Philipp Vysikaylo, Petr Stepanov, Vasilii Skok, Viacheslav Medvedev, Evgeny Tatyanin, Viktor Denisov, Alexei Kirichenko, Viktor Aksenenkov and Vladimir Blank

      Article first published online: 28 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127075

    11. Slow de-trapping of minority holes in n-type 4H-SiC epilayers (pages 2790–2795)

      P. B. Klein, A. Shrivastava and T. S. Sudarshan

      Article first published online: 28 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127260

    12. Optical properties

    13. Luminescence and scintillation of Ce3+-doped oxide glass with high Gd2O3 concentration (pages 2830–2832)

      W. Chewpraditkul, X. He, D. Chen, Y. Shen, Q. Sheng, B. Yu, M. Nikl, R. Kucerkova, A. Beitlerova, C. Wanarak and A. Phunpueok

      Article first published online: 31 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127365

    14. Effect of Ce3+-codoping on the spectroscopic properties of Er-doped YAG particles (pages 2839–2842)

      Qingguo Wang, Liangbi Su, Hongjun Li, Lihe Zheng, Xiaodong Xu, Huili Tang, Xin Guo, Dapeng Jiang and Jun Xu

      Article first published online: 31 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127287

    15. Magnetic properties; magnetic resonances

    16. Effect of an external magnetic field on the morphology and magnetic properties of CoFe nanostructures (pages 2847–2852)

      Ganesh. K. Rajan, Shivaraman Ramaswamy, C. Gopalakrishnan and D. John Thiruvadigal

      Article first published online: 15 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127366

    17. Dielectric and ferroelectric properties

    18. Device-related phenomena

    19. Performance improvement of conjugated polymer and ZnO hybrid solar cells using nickel oxide as anode buffer layer (pages 2865–2870)

      H. R. Tan, X. W. Zhang, F. R. Tan, H. L. Gao, Z. G. Yin, Y. M. Bai, X. L. Zhang and S. C. Qu

      Article first published online: 13 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127227

    20. Improved diffusion profiles in back-contacted back-junction Si solar cells with an overcompensated boron-doped emitter (pages 2871–2883)

      Christian Reichel, Martin Bivour, Filip Granek, Martin Hermle and Stefan W. Glunz

      Article first published online: 13 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127199

    21. Staggered InGaAs/GaAsP strained layer superlattices for use in optical devices (pages 2884–2888)

      P. C. Colter, C. Z. Carlin, J. P. Samberg, G. K. Bradshaw and S. M. Bedair

      Article first published online: 15 JUL 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201026624

    22. On the quantum efficiency of InGaN light emitting diodes: Effects of active layer design, electron cooler, and electron blocking layer (pages 2907–2912)

      X. Li, F. Zhang, S. Okur, V. Avrutin, S. J. Liu, Ü. Özgür, H. Morkoç, S. M. Hong, S. H. Yen, T. S. Hsu and A. Matulionis

      Article first published online: 9 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127250

    23. Piezoelectric MEMS generator based on the bulk PZT/silicon wafer bonding technique (pages 2913–2919)

      Gang Tang, Jing-quan Liu, He-sheng Liu, Yi-gui Li, Chun-sheng Yang, Dan-nong He, Viet DzungDao, Katsuhiko Tanaka and Susumu Sugiyama

      Article first published online: 12 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127186

    24. Nanotextured crystalline silicon solar cells (pages 2926–2933)

      Dimitre Z. Dimitrov, Ching-Hsi Lin, Chen-Hsun Du and Chung-Wen Lan

      Article first published online: 29 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127150

    25. Sputter-deposited Ga–Sn–Zn–O thin films for transparent thin film transistors (pages 2934–2938)

      Dong-Ho Kim, Hey-Ri Kim, Jung-Dae Kwon, Gun-Hwan Lee, Hee Sung Lee and Seongil Im

      Article first published online: 31 AUG 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201127213

  7. Information for authors

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    2. Cover Picture
    3. Back Cover
    4. Issue Information
    5. Contents
    6. Recent and forthcoming publications in pss
    7. Original Papers
    8. Information for authors
    1. Information for authors (pages 2939–2940)

      Article first published online: 23 NOV 2011 | DOI: 10.1002/pssa.201121841

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